I combine traditional fine metalworking skills with unconventional materials and a touch of fancy.
In some pieces the emphasis is on exploring the visual and working properties of a material. At other times, I entertain myself rethinking how a piece can hang, pierce, entangle or alight upon the body. There should always be something surprising.
I try to keep learning, keep experimenting... keep pondering on why and how we decorate ourselves.
My childhood was spent living in Lesotho, Corfu and later in the UK.
I took an Art History degree, then trained as a jeweller under the traditional City & Guilds system, at the Cass School in London.
Current workshop is at 36 Lime Street, Newcastle where I make work to exhibit, to sell and by commission. Sculptural wire workshops with children and adults also form part of my practice.
Describe your creative practice in 20 single words.
Describe your influences using 30 single words or short phrases.
Scale - how sub-atomic energy-structures manifest as solid, tangible objects with particular physical properties
Things I see, feel and read. Things that move or tickle me
Genetics, economics, politics, ethics, chemistry, stories
More the making and the cherishing; less the price and hype